Hometown Senior Living Management Team
To ensure a consistent high standard of quality care for our residents, Hometown Senior Living employs Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s) and trained caregivers as our direct care staff. In addition to this certification, our Resident Assistants receive initial and continuing training and education in core assisted living competency subjects. Our Resident Assistants also receive specialized training in memory care, challenging behaviors, and hospice care.
Resident Assistants at Hometown Senior Living are the heart and soul of our company. They are the direct care providers who ensure the safety, well being and over all care for your loved ones.
Founder, President & CEO
Mary’s health care career began as a Certified Nursing Assistant providing direct care for seniors in their home through an agency and later as a Resident Assistant in an assisted living setting.
Through her many years of experience and dedication she was promoted into several management roles in residential care settings such as; Assistant Manager, Residence Director, Executive Director, Regional Memory Care Specialist and Marketing Director. Mary’s hands on experience & passion for providing quality senior care assures a strong foundation of knowledge and leadership within our company.
In addition to her executive responsibilities, as the Founder of Hometown Senior Living; Mary’s primary role is customer and community relations.
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Greg is responsible for developing and setting the overall financial strategy and direction of the company. He also leads and oversees all accounting, legal and information technology aspects of the company. In addition, leads the company’s strategic business growth and development opportunities. Greg has a passion for ensuring the company’s financial health and long term stability by being responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
His experience includes a wealth of finance, business development, real estate and legal work. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University and will graduate with his Master of Business Administration in Finance degree from Cornerstone University in the fall of 2019.
Catherine Jordan, RN
Judith Prowse, RN
Judy is the RN Case Manager for the Wedgewood Campus homes and the Crestview Hudson home. She has over 30 years of experience in RN Case Management, primarily in Home Care and hospice settings. She is also a member of the Case Management Society of America. She holds a diploma in Nursing from Fairview Deaconess School of Nursing in Minneapolis, MN.
She has been drawn to care for those of all ages but senior care has played a large role in her career because of the path her personal experiences have taken her. She is drawn to Hometown Senior Living because of the environment of compassion that is provided to staff, families and residents. Judy is passionate about training and teaching so that all around her can live their best life.
Assistant Director of Operations
Erin has over 15 years of experience in the assisted living industry. She started her career as a caregiver and has since gained experience in scheduling, interviewing, training, hiring, specialty caregiving, hospice care and general operations for assisted living.
She is responsible for the overall supervision and support of company managers as well as the day to day operations of Hometown. She directly supervises LeeAnne and Maggie and works closely with Human Resources and the Nursing Team to ensure that our homes run smoothly 24/7.
Human Resources Manager
Bree is responsible for managing Human Resources at HSL including but not limited to recruiting, retention, onboarding, benefits enrollment, and employee relations. She brings over 20 years of human resources experience with small to mid-size companies to Hometown. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.
Bree is drawn to Hometown because of the compassion for residents and employees alike. She enjoys working with our employee group that is passionate about the company and has fun while working. Bree is excited to work and learn more about the healthcare industry and is motivated by the challenges brought forth with that learning curve.
Elizabeth has 15 years of experience in day to day financial management of small to mid-size companies. She has extensive training in financial management software and financial compliance. She is responsible for all daily aspects of finance at Hometown including Billing Services, payroll administration, daily budgeting and benefits administration.
Her prior experience also includes Director of Operations in a staging company and she uses this experience and the training received therein to manage the aesthetic environment of the Hometown Senior Living homes. She is drawn to enriching the experience of the employee group at Hometown and is therefore driven in engaging employees via benefits that can be used to improve lives and reach goals.
Finance Administrative Assistant
Lori has an extensive administrative background including office management and administrative support. She has twenty plus years of experience in the ministry field as well as the hotel industry. Both of which she has been able to apply to her role as administrative support in the finance department.
Lori also serves as the Benevolence Fund Liaison for HSL. The Benevolence Fund is a hardship program crafted to walk beside our employees in times of hardship whether it be with emotional, spiritual or financial guidance and assistance. Lori has and continues to thrive in this role and truly make it her own and show her heart while fulfilling the mission of the ownership team for the Benevolence Fund. She is available as a confidential representative to troubleshoot ideas, brainstorm solutions or be a listening ear for an employee in need. Lori is driven by the opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives through Hometown Senior Living.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Laurie Gunter is an invaluable part of our the administrative team, providing administrative support to Marketing, Operations, Human Resources and Finance. A recent winner of the Hometown Mission and Values Award – Laurie has displayed a steadfastness in belief and support of the Hometown Mission Statement. Her background includes many facets of the long-term care industry including care-giving, management, scheduling, human resources, licensing, and training to name just a few.
Laurie spent a lot of time with her great-grandmothers while she was growing up and this inspired a passion for senior care in her life. She began working as a CNA when she was young and enjoys providing specialized care through getting to know the people for which she cares. Laurie has been in the long-term care industry for 30 plus years and says “I feel that Hometown really cares about the residents, families and their employees more than any other company I have worked for. I am grateful to have found and work for Hometown Senior Living.”
Lee Anne Graetz
Manager of Home Operations
Lee Anne is responsible for the management and oversight of operations at our East Side locations: Crest View (Hudson), Wedgewood North, Wedgewood South and Wedgewood Central (Woodbury Campus). She started working in senior care directly out of high school and quickly found a passion and love for seniors. She has professional experience in a wide array of assisted living and health care positions and responsibilities. She especially likes knowing and being able to provide the small touches of kindness that make a difference in the daily lives of our residents.
After having been with Hometown Senior Living for 6 years and is drawn to our business model. She sees a significant difference in the smaller residential care home experience and the extra time this type of environment allows for better care to our residents. She enjoys that her job allows her to work in many areas of care and that no day is ever the same.
Manager of Home Operations
Administrative Compliance Coordinator
Nancee is a former RN with 40 years of Nursing experience in the Long Term Health Care industry. She brings to her role a wealth of knowledge regarding policy and procedures, best practice, practical nursing experience and regulatory compliance.
She is passionate about recognizing each resident for their unique lives, personalities, and experiences and ensuring that they have the quality and appropriate care that they deserve. She enjoys being a part of the transition of a resident moving in and helping to make things run smoothly through training and a compassionate team approach to both the resident and their families. Nancee relishes being apart of the HSL team because of the company’s commitment to providing quality care with respect and kindness to all that we serve.
Butch has 40 years of building maintenance and asset experience and is trained, and certified where applicable, in both major and minor home systems.
He is passionate about senior care and loves to listen to their life experiences. He deeply cares about the safety and well-being of our residents and is motivated by that to ensure their environment is suited to their needs and comforts.
Assistant Asset Manager
Lora has worked in the customer service industry for 25+ years. She started with Hometown part-time, helping to care for the summer flowers and cleaning offices. She now works FT in an asset management position and is responsible for the care and maintenance of our homes.
After many changes in her life, she felt led to make a change after working in a biblical counseling ministry in her church. An opportunity arose for a full-time position in asset management and she felt that was a great fit! She enjoys interacting with the residents while she is caring for the homes. Lora says “I have a servant’s heart, and I love to invest time in people! My most memorable day was singing to a resident who was near the end of her life and I can’t even sing. I am pleased that I can share my faith openly. This is so much more than a job to me.” Lora’s heart for people makes her a great team member and we are honored that she has partnered with us in pursuit of our mission.